Marriage Debate in Washington...

Post date: Mar 28, 2013 2:36:26 PM

With the debate in Washington on gay marriages; Where is the voice of all the television preachers and mega churches who have a platform to speak the truth, that marriage is between a man and women, and homosexuality, what is now called "Alternative Lifestyle", is a SIN?

It seems that many who are in Washington are more committed to what is wrong than Christians are committed to what is right.

The Word of God makes it clear:

"You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination." Leviticus 18:22

"If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination.

They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them." Leviticus 20:13

"A woman shall not wear anything that pertains to a man, nor shall a man put on a woman's garment,

for all who do so are an abomination to the LORD your God." Deuteronomy 22:5

And contrary to the opinions of some, the Old Testament is not the only place in the Bible that condemns homosexuality. In Hebrews 13:4 Paul exhorted us to honor the marriage bed and keep it pure.

In Romans 1:26-27 Paul is very specific, “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.”

NOTE: Men leaving "natural" use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another... a person is not born homosexual... they choose to follow their own lust and leave the natural function that God created in every person concerning sex and it's proper function. Homosexuality is sin and is vile in God's eyes.

In 1 Corinthians 6:9, Paul wrote, “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind.”

The Greek word from which the King James Bible gets the word “effeminate” is "malakos", which literally means something soft to the touch, but is used as a negative metaphor to refer to a boy kept for homosexual relations with a man. The “abusers of themselves with mankind” are those men who engage in unnatural sexual relations with other men – homosexuals. That is also how the NASB, the NKJV, and the NIV translate that verse. Also in the New Testament is verse 7 from the book of Jude, defining exactly why Sodom and Gomorrah were punished – homosexuality.

Again, I ask: Where are the mega ministries and the television preachers who are not afraid to speak on this issue? The need to go to Washington, use their resources and the platform that they have in the Church community, and present the truth of the Gospel.

Let us face it, the small church or ministries do not have the resources or platforms that anyone in Washington would listen to. So to whom much is given,much is required. It is time to put our resources into proclaiming truth and reaching people for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Mega Preacher: What good is a picture of you and the President, governor, senator, or any other political person or celebrity, if you have no influence, no voice?

If we spend more resources on our salaries, our lifestyles, our status, than on church growth or programs and conferences, then shame on us.

Jesus said follow me and I will make you fishers of men, meaning our priority in life would be to bring men and women into the kingdom. Our resources, time and energy, should be spent on the Priority Jesus called us to.

It is time for the church of the living God to have a voice in Washington, for the sake of all the souls who are trapped in the bondage of homosexuality. So that truth would go forth and men and women be converted to Christ, set free from this sin. For only "truth" can set people free... and whom the Lord set free... will be free indeed.

Let us not be so busy in what we call "ministry" that we do not stand up and minister the "Truth" of the Gospel.

**** I post this today as the Overseer of Shepherds of Grace International, speaking for our staff and all our ministers, that we will not let sin go unanswered. So we publicly declare that same sex marriage is an abomination and vile in the eyes of God, and should not be made legal.

Those who are trapped in this sin need truth. For God gave some of them over to their own lust so that they may come to their senses and truly be converted. But how will they hear without a preacher?

We call all preachers and Christians to stand up and let your voice be heard. If you cannot go to Washington, then flood the media with this truth. If you attend a mega church, then approach your Pastors and encourage them to use their influence to be involved.

What will you do? We must work the works of Him, while it is day... for the night cometh when no man can work.

- Bishop John Aguilar